Jason Segel and Emily Blunt in 'The Five-Year Engagement'

Oh, god. Who needs yet another romantic comedy the world? Is it seriously necessary to make every member the single girl society feel horrible about themselves and feed today’s tweens with more unrealistic expectations about love?
Well, The Five-Year Engagement stars Jason Segel and Emily Blunt. And it’s from the same filmmakers that enlightened us all with Bridesmaids, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Knocked Up. I take back everything I just said—this movie is completely necessary.
Earlier this week, Universal Pictures finally released the trailer for The Five-Year Engagement. In summary, it’s like a movie version of the How I Met Your Mother story arc when Marshall and Lily put off their wedding for Lily to pursue her art career across the country. Except it’s co-written by Segel, which means it’s way funnier and, therefore, less depressing (seriously, I can’t even watch those reruns).
And not only is the trailer funny (Cirque du Soleil sex, anyone?), but the characters Tom and Violet have set up their own wedding blog, just like your annoying older cousin did when she and her fiancée started planning their own wedding. So even though the movie isn’t out until April, all future fans can follow the couple though videos, registry and blog posts—complete with comments from other characters in the movie. Looks like this movie’s marketing strategy is going to resemble that of Segel’s The Muppets…meaning, it’ll be everywhere.
Maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Watch the trailer below!
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The Five-Year Engagement hits theatres April 27th, 2012.
What do you think of the movie and blog so far? Is ‘The Five-Year Engagement’ worth waiting for? 
Ashley is a UC San Diego grad who is holding on way too tightly to a potential career in magazines and goes to Vegas all too often. She’s fascinated with celebrities and strawberry beer and doubles as a pathological texter/emailer/blogger. Feed the addiction with tweets @cashleelee. Thanks in advance.
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